Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books.  This meme is currently on tour and this month it is making it's home with Alyce @ At Home With Books.

As I'm looking out my bedroom window at the foot of snow on the ground out there, I am glad I got out over the past week or so with the Boy to do our thrift store run.  Fortunately,  I found a few good books to curl up with before the big storm hit.  This is what I got this week:

From Paperbackswap:

  • Critique of Criminal Reason by Michael Gregorio
  • Wicked Company by Ciji Ware

Won from the PBS Blog:

  • The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee

For Review:

  • The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

From B&N (w/gift card hubby's grandpa found at his house that he wasn't going to use):

  • The Fifth Servant by Kenneth Wishnia
  • The Crown Rose by Fiona Avery
  • New York by Edward Rutherfurd
  • Pearl of China by Anchee Min
  • The Road to Jerusalem by Jan Guillou

 From Library Book Store (for a total of $2.50!):

  • Calico Palace by Gwen Bristow
  • Horns by Joe Hill
  • Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

 Also in keeping with my resolution to read at least 1 library book a month I checked out Aztec Blood by Gary Jennings and The Mercy Seller by Brenda Rickman Vantrease.  That's it for me this week.  Hope everyone had a wonderful mailbox!


  1. Wicked Company looks good. I read a book by Ciji Ware a few months ago and I really liked it.

  2. This is a huge mailbox! enjoy them all.

  3. Your mailbox was really busy this week. I love library sales they offer such great deals.

    Here what came in my mailbox

  4. The Ciji Ware books looks good. I like her writing. You got some great ones this week. Enjoy them all!

  5. I think I read Calico Palace once upon a time; I certainly recognize Bristow's name.

  6. Great mailbox! I have The HIghest Stakes on the shelf as well as one or two Ciji Ware novels.

  7. A foot of snow!? You can keep it. You got so many great looking books! I've heard Horns is fantastic!

    1. A great mix of books, wow! a foot of snow.

  8. Very nice haul! I've been wanting to read New York by Edward Rutherford.

  9. You had a great week. I'm going to be reading The Technologists this month. Slaughter House Five is a great choice, one of my favorite books.

    And wow, a foot of snow. Makes me feel almost lucky we only got 4 inches in my town last week.

  10. I will stop complaining about our little snow. A foot of snow is not fun! But it can be a great time to read if you don't have to go out in it. Great mailbox! I am curious about New York and Pearl.

  11. A foot of snow -- wow-- at least you are well stoked in reading material. Enjoy!

  12. Lots of great books this week, Holly! I hope you enjoy them all.

    As for the snow, I feel your pain, we've got more than enough already but there is more on the way :-(

  13. I pretty much want one of everything you've gotten! Ciji Ware has long been on my TBR -- I really need to start her(?) books!

  14. just found your blog by surfing around and following comments :) looks like you have some GREAT new stuff to read! really looking forward to your reviews.

    can't wait to read more! now happily following along.


  15. Oh my! How did I possibly miss that Edward Rutherford had written another epic?! Must look into that.
    The Beauty of Eclecticism